Category Archives: Writing

HAPPY HALLOWEEN: 31 Things That Scare Me

It’s the scariest month of the year and quickly coming to a close. I thought I’d keep up with the yearly tradition and post what actually scares a criminologist and crime fiction author. Some things stay the same, but I’m … Continue reading

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It Happened One Dark Night…

The blustery wind hammered the sides of the house and across the windows, but the rain refused to fall before darkness descended. High-pitched tunes of the winter season squeezed through the age cracks in between the old weather-stripping and electrical … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Ready and Excited to Jump Into 2017

Photo used by permission from Dreamstime It’s hard to believe that another year has come to an end. As I look back and reflect on everything, it’s been a bit of a bumpy ride, but there are so many things … Continue reading

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IT’S TIME FOR A CELEBRATION! My Blog Hit a Milestone this Week

When I first began blogging I wasn’t sure if I could do it or if anyone would actually read what I wrote. I had been following so many great blogs and I would always think: How’d do they do that? … Continue reading

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Boosting Creativity for Writing Crime Thrillers

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I thought I’d lighten things up today with a break from crime scenes, serial killers, fiction thrillers, and forensic breakthroughs.  I love to share all of this information.  I forget sometimes that I find…

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Emily Stone’s Weaponry: Knife or Gun?

I love asking Benjamin Sobieck questions about weapons–he is an incredible resource for weapons as well as a great writer. As I begin outlining the next two Emily Stone Thrillers, I have some decisions to make as far as her … Continue reading

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No Bones about Writing Bad Guys

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
When I outline bad guys for my novels, it often reads like a police rap sheet and a psychological profile.  I can’t overstate the effectiveness for research and outlining in fiction writing.  There’s always…

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